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To: gleeaikin

Not everyone can be cared for at home.

In the article, one patient died following hip replacement surgery. Do you know how to do hip replacement surgery?


7 posted on 10/06/2012 10:58:24 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy; All

I didn’t say everyone should, but when general failure of old age is the problem, those people can be cared for at home. My mother at 89 was dying from congestive heart failure as the pig valve implanted in her heart 10 years earlier was failing. She was too weak for another operation like that. My husband was dying from Alzheimers and the doctors said there was nothing that heroic medicine could do to fix it. On the other hand when my 90 year old father had a stroke, we did have him in the hospital and we thought we might be bringing him home, but he took a sudden turn for the worse and died in a few hours.


13 posted on 10/06/2012 11:14:47 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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